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Tell Walmart, Target and Toys R Us to Give Their Employees Thanksgiving Day Off

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most cherished family holidays -- a day to spend with friends and loved ones. But, in pursuit of the almighty dollar, some retailers open their stores on Thanksgiving Day, forcing many of their employees to work. We know that companies can support their bottom line without sacrificing their employees’ well being. Many chain stores do well and are NOT open on Thanksgiving. As a patriotic American, I am against “Black Friday Creep,” and believe retail workers at big box stores deserve a day to spend with family. Please urge Walmart, Target and Toys R Us to put people over profits and refuse to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day and instead let employees have some time away from the frantic shopping season to spend with their children, partners and loved ones. We believe happy employees will be more loyal, content and more productive in the long run. Now that’s smart business. As someone who cares about family and community, I urge you to give your employees the day off on Thanksgiving. Black Friday should start on Friday.    

Labor 411
77,803 supporters
Petitioning Target Corporation, Target, Brian Cornell

Stop Target in Slidell, Louisiana from closing!

Target has been a very important part in our community for many years. Closing the target in Slidell, Louisiana would take the jobs of many hard workers who have been there for years and it would remove the positive impact it has had on our community. They are not like any other Target or big box retailer, the team members are family to each other and to our community. As most of you know, most of the buildings in Slidell are closing or has already closed. Target closing will leave Slidell with yet another empty building. It will be expected to close in February unless we, as a community, can make a difference. Please sign to try and keep Target open so we can continue to keep our community thriving and work there for many years to come! 

Makayla Colleen
5,949 supporters
Victory
Petitioning Target, Brian Cornell, John Mulligan

Target.com Should not contribute to BDS and unblock Israel from their site!

Target.com has blocked Israel shoppers from viewing their website.  Janglo.net is reporting that anyone from Israel who tries to access the site gets an"Access Denied" message.  Someone in Israel confirmed with her friends that they too could not access the site and contacted Target support to find out why she was blocked. Target responded with this template letter that they are sending all users who are complaining.  "The reason you’re unable to place orders on Target.com from Israel is to ensure the data security of all our guests. Target.com has made the conscious decision to block IP addresses originating from Israel, as it is one of the top 5 countries from which malicious attacks against our website originate.    Although you can’t access the site from Israel, our team is more than happy to help you place a domestic order over the phone. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at your convenience, our Target.com is available 24 hours a day, every day of the week.  To place an order on Target.com you can call 1(800) 591-3869."   Last year Target.co announced that they would be delivering to Israel. The fact that they are saying that Israel, is one of the top 5 countries from which malicious attacks against their website originates does not sound genuine. Israel is never seen on any top ten list of countries that have high hacking occurrences. Please provide proof of this Target as well as the other 5 countries that are banned. In the meantime please sign this petition which will go straight to Brian C. Cornell, Target'sChairman and CEO and John J. MulliganExecutive Vice President and COO.   

Closed Petition
982 supporters
Petitioning Brian Cornell

Target Corporation, Please Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock!

Dear Brian Cornell, As the CEO of Target, and as a person who has acted with conscience in the past, we ask that you please Stand With Standing Rock today by choosing to stop banking with Wells Fargo or any bank that supports the Dakota Access Pipeline project.  Wells Fargo is one of the main banks invested in this pipeline, which threatens the sacred sites, drinking water, and environment of the Standing Rock Sioux and surrounding areas. Wells Fargo's funding has allowed Energy Transfer Partners and their security forces to use rubberized bullets, tear gas, and water canons in sub-zero temperatures against peaceful native and non-native people in prayerful protest. While ETP claims that their pipelines are safe, they and their subsidiaries have been an active part of the 3,300 pipeline breaks in the US since 2010. Sunoco alone is responsible for at least 200 oil spills in that time frame, including a pipeline break in Pennsylvania this October that leaked 55,000 gallons of oil into the Susquehanna river. It is well past time for a change to our energy system, and we hope that Target will be a leader in this movement. Since our government is not stepping up to help its own people and allies, we call upon you and other conscience corporations to take action on behalf of the people who shop in your stores. Please take a stand and let everyone know that it is important to Target that we honor the treaties our government made and stop taking land from our Native American brothers and sisters. If Wells Fargo is affected by enough individuals and corporations removing their funds, they will likely retract their funding and stop supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Target's actions alone could help Wells Fargo make the critical decision to do the right thing. The largest bank in Norway, DNB, has already pulled out hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and credit lines, so we know that this is possible. At a time when millions of us are deciding where to spend our holiday dollars, we hope that Target will be a place we can truly believe in, and not yet another place we must avoid. Mr. Cornell, we ask that you and Target be on the right side of history by helping this movement for human rights, native rights, environmental health, the future of America and clean fresh water for all. Please act today. Mni Wiconi. Water is life. THANK YOU.

Barrett McLaughlin
196 supporters
Petitioning Brian Cornell, Charles Butt, Doug McMillon, Ian McLeod, Joseph Colalillo, Kevin Holt, Mark Murray, Randy Edeker, Bob Miller, Todd Jones, Rodney McMullen

Ask Major Supermarkets for Healthier Options at Checkout

It’s no accident that nearly all supermarkets in America sell candy and soda in their checkout lanes. Placing junk food near the cash register is a marketing strategy that supermarkets use to boost sales. Not only do supermarkets benefit from the sale of junk food at checkout, but they’ve found a way to make even more money by “renting” out space in their checkout aisles to food companies that pay to have their products there. Supermarkets should support shoppers’ health, not undermine it. Join us in asking Walmart, Kroger, and other major supermarkets to do right by their customers and remove junk food from checkout. 

Center for Science in the Public Interest
160 supporters